[LISNews] The LISNews For September 13th 2011
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On Tuesdays we take a look at the stories that got the most comments in the last week.
And here's the latest from LISNews:
--Missouri campus library to reopen after suspected arson
A University of Missouri library in Columbia is reopening after a weekend fire caused smoke and water damage. The small fire broke out at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Ellis Library's first floor and was
contained by the building's sprinkler system before firefighters arrived. The library was set to reopen Tuesday morning Read more:
--Ads Possible at Library Near You
Ads Possible at Library Near You Don't be surprised if you soon see one of those illiterate, chicken-loving cows in your local Gwinnett Public Library branch. Advertising in libraries and business
marketing initiatives are part of the GCPL's effort to make up funding cuts by reaching out to the private sector. Phillip Saxton, chairman of the Gwinnett library system, said Monday that he hopes the
library can raise at least $4 million annually through private initiatives as it seeks to become less dependent on tax revenue.
--Lawsuit Seeks the Removal of a Digital Book Collection
Lawsuit Seeks the Removal of a Digital Book Collection Three major authors groups and eight individual authors filed suit against a partnership of research libraries and five universities on Monday,
arguing that their initiative to digitize millions of books constituted copyright infringement.
--Various models of a Netflix style book collection on Amazon
I wanted to look at some of the options that Amazon could take in regards to creating a Netflix style book collection. Full piece
--TERMS: Techniques for electronic resource management
TERMS: Techniques for electronic resource management Over the next 3 months TERMS will look at each of the stages in the e-resources cycle on our blog: http://6terms.tumblr.com Two decades after the
advent of electronic journals and databases, librarians are still grappling with ways to best manage these resources in conjunction with their print resources. In addition, economic pressures are
resulting in librarians having to justify all expenditure on collections and resource management. Furthermore, ebooks are becoming yet another stream of purchasing and management with the added complexity
of patron driven acquisitions. All this results in the need to codify the management of electronic resource management more than ever. There has been a lot of discussion about the implementation of ERM
systems in recent years, however, use of these systems is still far from ubiquitous and many academic libraries have yet to implement or even purchase a system. Recen t research around workflow
management has shown that over 1/3 of academic libraries put workflow management at the top of their prioritization list. This area has also been highlighted as a gap by the National Information Standards
Organization (NISO) ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review. Over the next 3 months TERMS will look at each of the stages in the e-resources cycle on our blog: http://6terms.tumblr.com 1
Investigating New Content for purchase/addition 2. Acquire New Content 3. Implement 4. Evaluation and Ongoing Access 5. Annual Review 6. Cancellation and replacement We will add a new TERM every 2 weeks
and invite you to review and comment on each of them. If you have any suggestions and tips from your workplace, please feel free to add your experiences. In this way we hope to crowd source TERMS through
open peer commentary with a view to providing a first definitive draft in early 2012. However, we plan to keep the TERMS blog going after this date so that TERMS will become a reference point to those who
are new to e-resource management and for those who may want to implement its recommendations of best practice. You can follow us on twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/6terms or join the Facebook group:
--Interview with Norman Kane, bookseller
Interview with Norman Kane, 86 year old proprieter of the Americanist bookstore, interviewed by former employee, Nate Pedersen. Reflections on changes in bookselling and highlights of a career, published
in Fine Books Magazine, http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/issue/201109/americanist-1.phtml#
--Dewey Decimal: a science fiction mystery
Nathan Larsons The Dewey Decimal System is a sublime, dark, near-future mystery is set in Manhattan, when The Occurrence (a series of Valentines Day disasters, including a market crash, a super flu, and
city-wide bombings) has reduced all five boroughs to a combined population of less than 800 thousand. Novel published in April 2011, not previously noted in LISNews. Reviewed in Mystery Scene,
--Mysterious paper sculptures of Scotland's libraries
Mysterious paper sculptures: Those of you who don't keep up with Edinburgh's literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city.
--Keeping Current In IT Security
I have almost 300 feeds in my feed reader dedicated to security now. You probably don't need to read that much about security! If so, here's an OPML file:
http://lisnews.org/files/blakes-security-subscriptions.xml If that's too much (and it almost certainly is) here are some recommended sources I think you'll find will keep you up to date in the field, and
won't overwhelm you with too much information! Recommended - Easy To Follow: Schneier on Security : http://www.schneier.com/blog/ Naked Security Sophos : http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/
Security FAQs : http://www.security-faqs.com/ SANS Information Security Reading Room : http://www.sans.org/reading_room/ Scurity Now Podcast : http://grc.com/securitynow.htm Recommended - More
In Depth: TechRepublic: IT Security : http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/ Lenny Zeltser : http://blog.zeltser.com/ Threatpost: http://threatpost.com/en_us/frontpage Packet Storm :
http://packetstormsecurity.org/ MOREnet Security News : http://www.more.net/content/security-2 Root Secure : http://www.rootsecure.net/ Security Bloggers Network :
http://www.securitybloggersnetwork.com/ This was part 10 in my 10 part series on IT Security In Libraries. I'm also presenting this a few times this fall, I'll post those PPTs sooner than later. 10.
Staying Current In The Field 9. 15 tips for social media security in libraries 8. Social Media Security 7. Practical IT Security 6. Integrating IT Security In Your Library 5. 20 Common Security Myths 4.
How To Stay Safe Online 3. Passwords 2. Privacy 1. IT Security Foundations
--A Digital Public Library of America Conference Perspectives and Directions
The National Digital Public Library of America: Perspectives and Directions October 11, 2011, 9am - 5pm Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs New York City The major issues to be
discussed by the best speakers on the topic: a national digital public library; the legal ramifications of the Google BookSearch Settlementmost especially copyright and the digital objectives
of libraries; and the perspective of U.S. publishers The speakers are, respectively, Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and Tom Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Association of American Publishers, and Yakov Shrayberg, Director General of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology and ILIAC (co-sponsor organization) President, Moscow,
Russia, will speak about digital libraries in Russia and their availability to the public. These are the key URLs: http://unabashedlibrarian.com/ul-conferences/2011-conference (Conference information)
http://unabashedlibrarian.com/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=conference_reg_11 (Registration Form) Complete Announcement Follows: Come One, Come All! Not the Last Word, But the Best Word to
Date: A Digital Public Library of America: Perspectives and Directions Fourth Annual International Conference Sponsors:Columbia University Libraries & Harriman Institute, ILIAC (International Library
Information and Analytic Center; Offices in Moscow & Washington D.C.) andThe U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*DTM Librarian (also conference organizer) at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Kellogg Center, 15th Floor 420 West 118th Street New York City Tuesday, October 11, 2011 9:00am 4:00pm Registration: Early Bird Special (by September 15th: $90 METRO, LACUNY, NYLA Connecticut Library
Association, NJLA, AAP, member: $100 Unaffiliated: $115 U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*DTM Librarian Subscriber: $100 The top three people in the country to speak on the issues of: · a national digital public
library; · the legal ramifications of the Google BookSearch Settlementmost especially copyright and the digital objectives of libraries; and · the perspective of U.S. publishers They
are respectively, Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and
Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and Tom Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Publishers Also, Yakov Shrayberg, [???????? ????
??????????], Director General of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology and ILIAC (co-sponsor organization) President, Moscow, Russia, will speak about digital libraries in Russia
and their availability to the public. Questions to be discussed: Will the creation of a national digital public library be the downfall of library book collectionsespecially those in the public domain
What are the implications for library book collections and librarians if all of the published books from the greatest libraries are digitized? Who should control the digital library(ies)? How far are
publishers willing to go to promote access to digital booksobstacles or partners? What will be the future of academic print book collections if the goal of a national digital public library is achieved?
What is meant by a national digital public library? Come to this conference where all of these questions will be answered, and more! For detailed conference and registration information, go to:
http://unabashedlibrarian.com/ul-conferences/2011-conference (Conference information) http://unabashedlibrarian.com/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=conference_reg_11 (Registration Form) Special
discounted registration for Early Birds!!! For further information or questions, contact me: Mitch mitchjf at gmail.com Maurice J. Freedman, MLS, PhD Publisher, The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian, the 'how I
run my library good' letter Past-President, American Library Association www.unabashedlibrarian.com www.mjfreedman.org
--Town of Clinton, NY, Opens "America's Littlest Library"in a British Phone Booth
The Town of Clinton in New York's Hudson Valley recently christened a bright red British telephone kiosk as "America's Littlest Library." The Book Booth, a branch of the Clinton Community Library houses
about 100 books and is part of the library's book exchange program. Full story at Library Journal
--Childrens books: the new value chain is a work-in-progress
It occurred to us about a year ago that the childrens book business was wide open for disruption from new players outside the publishing business. Already, two of the companies we mentioned in a post
back then about the new entrants that might be the actual instruments of disruption have linked up with established publishers. That suggests that the legacy publishers and the new ones need some help
from each other to deliver profitable childrens book publishing going forward. Full piece
--Please take this survey on micro-instruction in libraries
This is a survey on "book-a-librarian" programs in libraries. As the name says, this is an appointment based service with a librarian or library associate for personal assistance for a fixed, short time
period. click here for survey
--Are Librarians different from other professionals?
Are Librarians different from other professionals? To really know someone, you need to know how they spend their spare time. What do they chose to do when they arent working or when they retire?
We are doing a study of how librarians spend their time outside of work, and if you are a librarian, we are inviting you to complete a brief survey. It should take about ten minutes to answer a
few questions. You can see the survey by using the link below to go to our confidential website. We think our findings will help librarians to understand themselves better, to know what makes
them different in how they spend their spare time, and to plan how they will spend their time in retirement. We hope you will help us, not only by completing the survey yourself, but also by
forwarding the link to friends and colleagues you know are not subscribed to this list. We are especially concerned about reaching retired librarians.
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